WRT210 Writing for Publication (8)

This subject provides students with writing experience focussed on new work such as poetry or short fiction. It allows students opportunities to develop their writing skills and capacities in the genre(s) of their choice. Practising writers will be involved in the classes and will be available for editorial advice.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: WRT210. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Access to computer and internet/email facilities is essential.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Have acquired compositional skills and knowledge by working on a number of pieces of new writing in the genre(s) of their specialisation
  • Have developed skills in editing and analysing their work
  • Have demonstrated their understanding of marketplace requirements for publishing new work in the area of their specialisation.


This subject will cover the following topics:

writing exercises focussing on genre-specific as well as common features of writing autobiographical, documentary and experimental techniques 'fictional' foci such as narrative, character, metaphor, style and structure 'poetic' foci such as formal shape, figurative language, style and performance examination and critique of appropriate publication outlets and venues communication with, and submission to, publication outlets.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.